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Sad day for Houston theme park fans

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  1. invaliduser88

    invaliduser88 Welcome to Torchwood DBSTalk Gold Club

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    It was announced today that AstroWorld will be shutdown after the 2005 season and the land sold off.

    Have to go to Dallas or San Antonio now for rollercoaster fix now. :(

    http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/front/3350688
     
  2. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Now that is downright depressing! I have been to AstroWorld many times and love the rides there. Definitely a sad day.

    I saw on the news this morning that it's being sold off because of the real estate value. Supposedly it's better for the stock holders.

    As much as I like the theme parks here in San Antonio, it was nice having AstroWorld available as an alternative place to go for rides. It's small but jam packed with some good rollercoasters. My most memorable experience was going to AstroWorld in the morning, then taking in a Houston Astros baseball game over in the Astrodome (before they moved) in the afternoon.

    RIP AstroWorld and thanks to Six Flags for some great memories.
     
  3. ibglowin

    ibglowin Godfather/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Wow,

    I too have lots of memories (and old photo's) of Astroworld (and the Astrodome) when I was a kid.

    Sad day indeed and it will put more pressure on the parks in SA and Arlington to boot.
     
  4. bobsupra

    bobsupra Work In Progress DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Corp management of Six Flags is incompetent and that is why Dan Snyder (of the Redskins) wants to buy them. I bought stock in Six Flags when Snyder expressed interest as he has the ability to turn around poorly managed companies.
     
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